All the illustrations here are from a forthcoming Ray Society book on British Bees being prepared by George Else. I undertook the illustration of 20 bees that captured something of the range of appearances. The project was instrumental in my mastering of cross-hatching and stippling, and there is a clear development of my technique between the earliest illustrations and the later ones. Nearly all the artwork was done in 1984. More species will be added later this year.